The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is conducting a Regional Commission Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey to be used in updating the existing hazard mitigation plan, and assure region-wide safety and adequate preparation for the protection of the life and property of the citizens of the region. The plan will cover the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke; cities of Covington, Roanoke and Salem; and the towns of Buchanan, Clifton Forge, Fincastle, Iron Gate, New Castle, Troutville and Vinton. Other partners in the plan update include the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, FEMA, Virginia Department of Forestry, and National Weather Service. To participate in this survey click on this link. The survey period will close on Sept. 30.